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Drs Carlo Meneghini and Ernesto Bonifazi, University of Bari, Italy, have completed a compact paperback atlas of common pediatric dermatoses for general physicians, pediatricians, and medical students. This is intended to serve as a practical handbook for nondermatologists, both for diagnosis and treatment. The book is adequate for this purpose, but would be of little use to the experienced dermatologist.
The strong point of this atlas (as it should be in any atlas) is the excellent quality of the photographs. The pictures of napkin and atopic dermatitis and hemangiomas are outstanding and offer a good view on the variable appearance and the complications of these common disorders. The pictures of spontaneous regression of strawberry hemangiomas will be helpful to both anxious parents and pediatricians.
The book is arranged into one- to four-page chapters on each major disease group. Unfortunately, the table of contents is confusing and poorly arranged with haphazard
McCoy K. An Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology. Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(5):787. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670050119039
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